Saturday, 7 November 2020

Doctor Who Lockdown brings Christmas cheer



During the first lockdown in March, Doctor Who Magazine's (DWM) Emily Cook galvanised Whovians (myself included) with Doctor Who Lockdown on Twitter.

What initially started as a few tweets quickly gathered momentum worldwide and brought the fandom together in celebration of the beloved BBC sci-fi series during a time of self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With a second national lockdown until 2nd December, Doctor Who Lockdown is back beginning with The Husbands of River Song, starring Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and Alex Kingston (River Song), today at 7:00PM.

The Christmas special is notable for the first appearance of Nardole (Matt Lucas) who would go on to form part of a most memorable Team TARDIS in series 10. So much so, I was inspired to write into DWM and humbled when my email was printed in its hallowed pages - one for the bucket list.

With the holiday season upon us. Cook is looking to record another Doctor Who Singalong! This time Abigail's Song (Silence Is All You Know) from A Christmas Carol. Katherine Jenkins played Abigail Pettigrew, opposite Matt Smith as Doctor Who and Sir Michael Gambon as Kazran, and performed the haunting carol in the episode. A few years ago, I was thrilled when Ms Jenkins responded to my tweet congratulating her on her guest appearance. I wasn't alone in my admiration.



At a time of shared trauma and uncertainty, Doctor Who Lockdown is a unifying force to be celebrated.

Will you be watching The Husbands of River Song? Let me know in the comments below.

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